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San Diego Natural History Museum, Research Library Archives Collection.

 

Founded in 1874, the San Diego Society of Natural History is the oldest scientific institution in southern California.

The Research Library of the San Diego Natural History Museum is a complete natural history reference library, with greatest strengths in the historic research interests of the institution -- botany, entomology, geology, herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, marine invertebrates, and paleontology. The collection includes both standard and obscure references, journals, rare books, and maps, a large collection of photographic prints and slides, the Klauber Herpetological Library, works of art on natural history subjects, and an archive of materials related to the Museum's history of scientific exploration and research.

The Research Library is available by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact us at library@sdnhm.org. For more information about our collection, consult our online catalog.

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San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
website: sdnhm.org
Email: library@sdnhm.org

Materials from the San Diego Natural History Museum located in San Diego, CA.

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by Huey, Laurence M. (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
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Approximately 1000 pages of field notes of Laurence M. Huey,  Curator of Birds and Mammals from 1923 to 1961, San Diego Natural History Museum.  These notes document Huey's field work from 1916 to 1954 and include trips to Baja California and Arizona as well as other localities. The text of these notes was obtained mainly through scanning and OCR (Microsoft Document Imaging tool, Grayscale, 300 ppi) of an unedited transcription of Huey's original field notes, made from 1987-1989. Gaps in the...
Topics: natural history, field notes, museum curators, collecting trips, scientific expeditions, Coronados...
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by Orcutt, Charles Russell, 1864-1929
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Journal and list of plants, shells and other natural history material collected by Charles Russell Orcutt; items numbered consecutively from 1 to 2893, some with location and date.   Includes autobiographical sketch, Orcutt family genealogies, and collecting notes. Localities include San Diego and Imperial counties, Baja California, Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Mexico City, and Guadalajara. Includes some drawings.
Topics: field notes, botany, malacology, plants, natural history, collecting, mollusks, Natural History,...
Report of July 1923 expedition in Northern Baja California: Sierra de San Pedro Mártir and Guadalupe Island. Photographs include elephant seals on Guadalupe Island and views of San Pedro Mártir. "Comisionado por la Direccion de Estudios Biologicos." Expedition members: José Maria Gallegos (author), National Museum of Mexico; Laurence M. Huey and Alfred W. Anthony, San Diego Natural History Museum; John Van Denburgh and Joseph R. Slevin, California Academy of Sciences.   Text in...
Topics: Mexico – Guadalupe Island, Mexico – Sierra San Pedro Mártir, Baja California (Mexico) –...
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by Stephens, Frank, 1849-1937
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Collection notes and lists of naturalist Frank Stephens, with diary entries dated from 3 February 1892 through 3 April 1902, sporadically. Localities include Carlsbad, Hatfield Creek (above Ramona), Goose Lake (Modoc County), Witch Creek, Susanville (Lassen County), Strawberry Valley, Hemet Valley, Catalina Island, Cuyamaca Mountains, et al. Also includes seven pages of notes at the end of the volume with explanatory note: "The following notes are coppied [sic] from Mr. E. T. Brown as...
Topics: natural history, ornithology, birds, mammalogy, mammals, collecting, Southern California, San Diego...
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Log of collecting trip in California and Nevada, with entries dated 1 February 1894 through 5 November 1894. Handwritten notes of collecting trip beginning 1 February 1894 in company with illustrator W. J. Fenn. Localities in California and Nevada include Warners Ranch, San Jacinto Valley, El Casco, San Bernardino, Cucamonga, Monrovia, Oroville, Lasson Pass, Carson City, Mono Lake, San Diego. Transcription available. 
Topics: birds, California, collecting, mammals, mammalogy, natural history, ornithology, San Diego,...
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by Stephens, Kate (Katherine Brown), c.1853-1954
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Field notes of naturalist  Kate Stephens , Curator of Mollusks and Marine Invertebrates at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1910 to 1936. Transcription available.
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Log of Death Valley expedition of 1891. Entries date from 3 February 1891 through 21 September 1891.
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Field reports by naturalist Frank Stephens regarding trips he made to Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in southern California between January 15, 1903 and August 15, 1903.
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by Huey, Laurence M. (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
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Field notes of naturalist  Laurence M. Huey , Curator of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1923 to 1961.
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Handwritten catalog/collecting list by naturalist Frank Stephens of mammal specimens collected in southern California and Arizona in 1902 and 1903.
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Log of collecting trip to Colorado River delta region (Mexico), with entries dated from 18 November 1896 through 23 December 1896.
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Field notes of naturalist  Kate Stephens , Curator of Mollusks and Marine Invertebrates at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1910 to 1936. Transcription available.
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by Harter, Samuel G. (Samuel George), 1910-1980
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Field notes of ornithologist Samuel G. Harter, assistant curator at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Transcription available.
Topics: field notes, collecting, birds, Walker, Lewis W. (Lewis Wayne), 1905-1971, Cook, Lorenzo H, Natural...
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by Stephens, Kate (Katherine Brown), c.1853-1954
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Field notes of naturalist  Kate Stephens , Curator of Mollusks and Marine Invertebrates at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1910 to 1936.
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Field notes of naturalist  Kate Stephens , Curator of Mollusks and Marine Invertebrates at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1910 to 1936.
Topics: collecting trip, butterflies, Stephens, Frank, 1849-1937, Natural History -- California -- San...
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Typescripts of ten reports by naturalist Frank Stephens regarding trips in California and Arizona. Most of the reports include a general description of the area and lists of mammal and bird species.  Localities include San Diego and Imperial counties in California, southwestern Arizona, and the Mexican boundary (Colorado Valley).  Dates from May 8, 1902 through August 18, 1902.
Topics: field notes, Arizona, birds, California, collecting, Colorado River delta, mammals, Natural...
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by Arnold, Lee W. (Leroy Weight), 1914-1956
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Field notes of ornithologist Lee W. Arnold. Transcription available.
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by Stephens, Kate (Katherine Brown), c.1853-1954
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Field notes of naturalist  Kate Stephens , Curator of Mollusks and Marine Invertebrates at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1910 to 1936.
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Field notes of naturalist Frank Stephens.
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by Huey, Laurence M. (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
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Field notes of naturalist Laurence M. Huey.
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Field diary pages of naturalist Frank Stephens. Notes of collecting trip in California, with entries dated from January 16, 1924 through May 28, 1924.
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by Dickey, Donald R. (Donald Ryder), 1887-1932
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Field notes of ornithologist, mammalogist, and nature photographer Donald Ryder Dickey.
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by Quayle, Ernest H., 1891-1956
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Field notes of naturalist Ernest H. Quayle.
Topics: Field notes, collecting, birds, mammals, reptiles, Slevin, Joseph Richard, 1881-1957, Sefton,...
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Notes by naturalist Frank Stephens of collecting trips in California. Dates from June 2, 1925 through September 30, 1925. Localities include La Puerta Valley, Lake Hodges, and Torrey Pines.
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by Stephens, Kate (Katherine Brown), c.1853-1954
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Diary notes of naturalist  Kate Stephens , Curator of Mollusks and Marine Invertebrates at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1910 to 1936. In collection: Kate Stephens Papers, ca. 1898-1952. San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library.   Finding Aid  (Online Archive of California).
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Diary of field notes by naturalist Frank Stephens. Includes entries regarding three collecting trips from 1908 through 1910. 
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by Green, J. Elton (Josiah Elton), 1908-1986
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Typescript of field notes by naturalist J. Elton Green of collecting trip with ornithologist Chester C. Lamb, April-June, 1927.
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by Quayle, Ernest H. 1891-1956
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Field notes of naturalist Ernest H. Quayle.
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by Stephens, Frank, 1849-1937
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Field notes by naturalist Frank Stephens of a collecting trip for the U. S. Biological Survey from April 18, 1903 through August 27, 1903. Transcription available
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by Huey, Laurence M. (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
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Field notes of naturalist Laurence M. Huey , Curator of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1923 to 1961. Transcription available.
Topics: field notes, collecting trips, Ornithology, Natural history -- San Diego Bay (Calif.), Water birds
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Fragment of field notes of naturalist Frank Stephens, dated March 28 through April 1, 1920. Transcription available.
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by Stephens, Kate (Katherine Brown), c.1853-1954
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Field notes of naturalist  Kate Stephens , Curator of Mollusks and Marine Invertebrates at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1910 to 1936.
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